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I just read the subject, and thought: "V is leaving us? What's gonna happen to the MQOTD then?"
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous ----- The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 ----- I'd just like a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Me, all the time
We had a resource locking issue at work Friday. All of the PCs are linked through a 24 port switch which has a UPS connected to it. The UPS failed, and the accountant kept whining and sniveling about the beeping; she was more annoying than the beeps, frankly. So I unplugged the damned thing and swapped in a backup UPS. Whoops. Now the CMS software AND the Peachtree accounting software refuse to perform a backup. The error reported indicates that another user is in the files requested and the operation can't be performed. Yeah, a locking issue for sure. I was raised to tell the truth, salute the flag, respect my elders, and never lock a record or table, or even maintain an open connection to a database one microsecond longer than needed. Both programs were open on PCs, but neither in use by anyone while I was making the swap, and this should never have happened!
It was simple enough to rename everything called *.lck to something else, but it should never have broke in the first place!